Jessica DeLosh English 101-006 Mrs. Alderfer April 27, 2015 Rhetorical Essay Orcas: Captive Beauties The film, Blackfish is a documentary based on the true factual information about the effects on orcas while in captivity. The film reveals SeaWorld’s behind the scenes of what actual goes on at everyone’s favorite amusement park. As the documentary goes on, more is revealed about the emotional and physical pain the orcas endure. The film Blackfish effectively convinces the audience that orcas should not be held in captivity because of the evidence discrediting SeaWorld. The use of 911 calls and personal testimony about capturing whales help reveal emotional appeals.
He values intellect over compassion and cuts himself off from others. As a consequence, he is isolated from the society. At the end of his search, his alienation gnaws at him, and he returns to renew his bond with humanity by announcing the result of his quest. However, his listeners regard him as a crazy and frightful man—a man to stay away from. Similarly, in Moby-Dick, Captain Ahab is also obsessed with one goal—killing the white whale.
Both stories find themselves battling against extremely harsh weather and waves of the ocean. Although, while the characters in The Open Boat pleaded with nature, asking for its mercy, the characters in The Perfect Storm challenged and embraced it. In The Open Boat we follow the adventure of four ship wrecked men, attempting to row to solid ground but are blocked by a very unforgiving sea. As they make their way toward land, they do everything in their power to not upset nature in fate, for they believed that upsetting either would result in their death. They realize they must work with nature, instead of attempting to conquer it for they are just a speck against its awesome power.
They eventually get into a conversation about whether prey has feelings; Rainsford believes that they do not while Whitney does. As Rainsford is left alone in the the dark night, he hears three gunshots and leaps on the rail for a better view of what was causing the noises. While on the rail he loses balance and falls into the deep sea. Left alone, Rainsford decides to swim towards the gunshots' direction and when he reaches shore he quickly falls asleep. The next morning Rainsford follows footprints to find a gigantic mansion and is met by a man named Ivan.
Drewe uses reoccurring symbols to reinforce the themes of impending danger and creates a sinister atmosphere. It can be seen throughout the memoir of Drewes life; he has always had a fascination with sharks, and writes how as a child he even captured a carpet shark as a sign of strength in an attempt to impress his love interest, Roberta. The title of the novel ‘The Shark Net’ suggests the literal idea of a shark net that in theory are used to keep sharks at bay but in reality is a poor response to the dangers of sharks themselves as they don't help much and can only provide a false sense of security. The shark can also be seen as a metaphor of Cooke, an unseen killer, who is ever present searching and waiting for its next prey, instilling fear by his reputation and his perceptible vagueness, being like a shark. He is a friendly/familiar face to everyone, but then when he murders his victims he becomes unfamiliar to most.
Needless to say, the shark simply refuses to live with a big hole in its heart and dies, pouring gallons of blood into the ocean in the process. The good news is that Jonas Taylor manages to get out of the shark's bloody insides and successfully emerges from the Meg's open mouth. The bad news is that he surfaces too fast and had to be carried away to a recompression chamber immediately if he wanted to live or else he would die of the
This is the first sign that the boys are becoming savages, especially Jack, as he proclaims that “if there was a snake we’d hunt it and kill it”. In doing this, he agrees with Ralph in saying that the beast doesn’t exist, but at the same time increases speculation that there may be a beast. We also learn that Jack wants to hunt more than anything else, and this stays with him throughout the novel as the boys become more savage. We then learn that maybe the biguns are disturbed by the prospect of a beast on the island. Simon first brings in the idea that “as if this wasn’t a good island” and then carries on to say “as if you’re not hunting, but- being hunted”.
However, by the end of the novel when the conch shell breaks at a confrontation between Jack and Ralp, this exemplifies the complete loss of order and democracy. Simon liked to have time by himself to avoid the bickering between the other boys. Simon found a clearing away from everyone else and eventually stumbled across the beast that everyone in the tribe was so terrified by. Simon ran to tell the tribe that the beast was just a dead parachutist. However, while Simon was trying to explain that the beast was not real he was mistaken for the beast.
When Odysseus wanted to be set free and he could not control him self luckily he had his crew members to help him through it. The main reason why this Siren song works is because it makes people feel unique and that they are the only ones who can help. It puts you in a desperate position and then you fall into the trap. In conclusion, both the “Siren Song” by Margaret Atwood and Homers depiction of the Odyssey use peoples weaknesses such as curiosity and temptation to force a specific mood and trick them. They both expressed the same theme just in different
The articles explained the horrors of the shark cull occurring now in Western Australia. Colin Barnett, the prime minister, believes that by killing sharks, he is protecting the safety of his citizens, but he is actually harming them. Also, by killing sharks, he is seriously disturbing the natural balance of the ocean. The cause of this shark slaughter is in response to seven deaths caused by shark attacks in three years. Mr. Barnett believes that killing sharks will prevent them from killing humans, but this is not true, and it puts the lives of humans in danger.